Baseball team hosts Indian River Friday night

Baseball team hosts Indian River Friday night

The Eastern Florida State College baseball team is back at Bruce Bochy Field Friday night looking to stop a four-game losing streak.

The Titans are hosting Indian River State College in Game 2 of the three-game series after the Pioneers took the first game 9-8 on Wednesday.

On Wednesday the Titans scored three runs in the eighth inning to cut the lead to 9-8 but could not tie the game. Kevin Silva had three hits and Alejandro Rodriguez went 2-for-4 with a home run and drove in three runs. In four games against Indian River State College, Rodriguez is 5-for-13.

Pablo Barquero Jackson will take the mound looking to bounce back from a rough start against Miami Dade. Barquero is 4-4 with a 2.94 ERA this season and is 1-0 against the Pioneers, allowing one run in six innings earlier this season.

Eastern Florida State College is 9-7 in the Southern Conference and in second place while Indian River State College is 7-9 heading into Friday's game. The teams are 2-2 in the first four meetings this season.

The conference matchup begins at 6 p.m. at Bruce Bochy Field and admission is free.